I woke up early this morning. After my shower, I turned the TV on to the local news and was watching a police pursuit (aka car chase) (aka my favorite thing!) in East Los Angeles. Car chases don’t typically happen in the morning and this happened to be a good one.
The runaway driver drove into a cul-de-sac, which usually signals the end of the chase because the driver has nowhere else to go. Not this guy! He kept the car in “drive” and jumped out to start running over the nearby hedges. But he was just running fast. He was running fast and naked!
Of course, the helicopter pilot/reporter had to say “we’ll keep a wide shot on the driver since he’s naked!” and I went looking for glasses so I could see better. The guy must have run for six or seven minutes and the newscasters kept reminding us that they’ve never seen anything like this. Here’s a still photo for you to enjoy.
Yes, he ran through neighborhoods and ran across freeways. Luckily it was 6:15 in the morning and the L.A. schools were closed today, or there would have been a lot more traffic and onlookers. I assume he was taken into custody in short order, and I wonder if they gave him a shirt to wear for his mug shot.
But it doesn’t only happen in California, does it? It seems that all the crazy stuff happens in Florida. Like the gigantic crocodile floating down the Citrus County Lake on a pool noodle. What?
Or this story out of Davie, Florida: A family is afraid to use their swimming pool — and with good reason. Earlier this week, the family spotted a giant monitor lizard the size of an adult human lurking on their property. The Lieberman family told reporters that the lizard was so big, they feared for the safety of their two young children. The enormous reptile — which was identified as an Asian water monitor — measures approximately 6 feet (2 meters) long. Over several days, the scaly invader made repeated appearances near the Lieberman home, but has thus far managed to evade capture by local trappers and wildlife authorities.
What is happening here?